Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the undisputed heir to Alfredo Di Stefano.
Di Stefano is seen as a legend at Real Madrid and an all-time football great, lining up for Los Blancos between 1953 and 1964.
And after Ronaldo picked up his fifth Golden Ball on Thursday, Perez feels he can be mentioned in the same sentence as Di Stefano.
“For Real Madrid and all the Madridistas in the world, this fifth Ballon d’Or is an honour and a recognition for the best player in the world,” Perez told L’Equipe TV following the ceremony.
“I think Cristiano Ronaldo has all the Real Madrid values; effort, respect and teamwork.
“For me, he is the heir to Alfredo Di Stefano.”